Patents by Inventor Kristian Kassow

Kristian Kassow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210138667
    Abstract: A joint assembly for a robot, comprising a housing connected with an output part. The housing comprising a housing wall and a strain wave gearing system. The strain wave gearing system comprising a wave generator, a flexspline, and a circular spline connected to the output part. The wave generator is rotated by a rotor shaft. The rotor shaft is driven by an electric motor comprising a rotor magnet and a stator. The rotor magnet being affixed to the rotor shaft. The joint assembly further comprises one or more sensors comprising one or more magnetic field sensors and one or more pole rings arranged to measure a position of the output part in relation to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventor: Kristian KASSOW
  • Patent number: 10919159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint assembly (1) for a robot (100), comprising a housing (26) connected with an output part (8), the housing comprising a housing wall (26A), a strain wave gearing system (90) comprising a wave generator (7), a flexspline (13), and a circular spline (36) connected to the output part (8), wherein the wave generator (7) is rotated by a rotor shaft (3), the rotor shaft being driven by an electric motor (140) comprising a stator (15) and a rotor magnet (16), the rotor magnet (16) being affixed to the rotor shaft (3), and wherein the joint assembly (1) further comprises a rotor brake (30) configured to stop/prevent relative movement between the rotor shaft (3) and the flexspline (13), and sensors arranged to measure the position of the housing (26) in relation to the output part (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kassow Robots ApS
    Inventor: Kristian Kassow
  • Publication number: 20200189845
    Abstract: A method and an associated robot for retrieval of a target article from an article stack are disclosed. The article stack comprising the target article and a first non-target article being positioned on top of the target article, the target article being arranged in the article stack with a lower target article face being at a first vertical stack position. The method comprises: identifying the target article; positioning a platform having a platform surface in a first vertical platform position wherein the platform surface is at the first vertical stack position or below the first vertical stack position; repositioning the target article and the first non-target article in a first horizontal direction onto the platform; and repositioning the first non-target article opposite the first horizontal direction off the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: MOVEBOT APS
    Inventors: Thomas Martin KLINGE, Kristian KASSOW
  • Publication number: 20180215050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint assembly (1) for a robot (100), comprising a housing (26) connected with an output part (8), the housing comprising a housing wall (26A), a strain wave gearing system (90) comprising a wave generator (7), a flexspline (13), and a circular spline (36) connected to the output part (8), wherein the wave generator (7) is rotated by a rotor shaft (3), the rotor shaft being driven by an electric motor (140) comprising a stator (15) and a rotor magnet (16), the rotor magnet (16) being affixed to the rotor shaft (3), and wherein the joint assembly (1) further comprises a rotor brake (30) configured to stop/prevent relative movement between the rotor shaft (3) and the flexspline (13), and sensors arranged to measure the position of the housing (26) in relation to the output part (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Kristian KASSOW
  • Patent number: 9523446
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unbonded flexible pipe for subsea transportation of fluids. The pipe has a length and comprises a tubular inner sealing sheath defining a bore and an axis of the pipe. In a pipe length section it comprises a second sealing sheath surrounding the inner sealing sheath and forming an annulus between the inner sealing sheath and the second sealing sheath. The annulus provides a primary maintaining passage along the length of the pipe length section with a first and a second end. The pipe comprises at least one secondary maintaining passage along the length of the pipe with a first and a second end. The secondary maintaining passage is arranged with an axial distance which is larger than the axial distance of the inner sealing sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO DENMARK I/S
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Kristian Glejbøl
  • Patent number: 8779715
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive mechanism. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20140124078
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unbonded flexible pipe comprising an internal sealing sheath and at least one armoring layer comprising at least one helically wound fibre containing elongate armoring element, wherein the fibre containing elongate armoring element comprises polymer material, and at least about 10% by weight of basalt fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO DENMARK I/S
    Inventors: Kristian Glejbol, Kristian Kassow
  • Publication number: 20130340877
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unbonded flexible pipe for sub sea transportation of fluids. The pipe has a length and comprises a tubular inner sealing sheath defining a bore and an axis of the pipe. In a pipe length section it comprises a second sealing sheath surrounding the inner sealing sheath and forming an annulus between the inner sealing sheath and the second sealing sheath. The annulus provides a primary maintaining passage along the length of the pipe length section with a first and a second end. The pipe comprises at least one secondary maintaining passage along the length of the pipe with a first and a second end. The secondary maintaining passage is arranged with an axial distance which is larger than the axial distance of the inner sealing sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO DENMARK I/S
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Kristian Glejbol
  • Patent number: 8614559
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20130255426
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicants: Universal Robots ApS
    Inventors: Kristian KASSOW, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Patent number: 8410732
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy
  • Publication number: 20120210817
    Abstract: A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a controllable drive mechanism provided in at least some of the joints and a control system for controlling the drive. The robot system is furthermore provided with user a interface mechanism including a mechanism for programming the robot system, the user interface mechanism being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof, and a storage mechanism co-operating with the user interface mechanism and the control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Kristian KASSOW, Esben Hallundbæk ØSTERGAARD, Kasper STØY
  • Publication number: 20090289591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a programmable robot system comprising a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint, the system furthermore comprising controllable drive means provided in at least some of said joints and a control system for controlling said drive means. The robot system is furthermore provided with user interface means comprising means for programming the robot system, said user interface means being either provided externally to the robot, as an integral part of the robot or as a combination hereof and storage means co-operating with said user interface means and said control system for storing information related to the movement and further operations of the robot and optionally for storing information relating to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kristian Kassow, Esben Hallundbæk Østergaard, Kasper Støy